Namratha Kothapalli

Senior Associate

Being part of Speedinvest’s Deeptech team, Namratha focuses on businesses within the fields of enterprise software, data and cloud stacks. She joined Speedinvest as a senior associate after completing her MBA at London Business School in 2019. Namratha is a software engineer by background, specializing in memory and storage technologies. She is keen to build on her experience as an engineer as well as on her business education to support founders in bringing innovation to the market.

Prior to this she was a software engineer having worked across the stack at Intel, HP and Dell-EMC. During the MBA, she worked at Passion Capital conducting duediligence and managing the deal flow. She also worked as a Growth Product Manager at HomeAway, where she helped develop a visitor segmentation machine learning model to optimize ad spend. In addition to the MBA, she holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Clemson University, US, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics from Osmania University, India.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, being outdoors, traveling the world, and is currently learning German. If you knew her better, you’d find she dreams of retiring as a part-time mountain guide. The Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp reflect where she feels alive: Namratha travelled to more than 40 countries and has visited most national parks in the US.